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Chasing the chaos. (review: Sirene 1009)

‘Sirene 1009’ (BAF000) with Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and Caroline Pugh (artwork copyright 2017, Han-earl Park)

“If this attempt at description sounds rather confused, I’ll try to summarise: years ago, Derek Bailey coined the term ‘non-idiomatic improvisation’, a label that over the years has practically become an idiom in its own right. Sirene 1009 may just be the auditory experience that Bailey’s label has been waiting for.”

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Eris 136199 (Hamburg, Copenhagen, Cheltenham, Derby and Newcastle, November 2017)

November 2017: Forged in the avant-what of Downtown New York City, Eris 136199 is coming to Europe this fall, performing in Hamburg, Copenhagen, Cheltenham, Derby and Newcastle. A meeting between intrepid guitarists and cyborg interactionist Han-earl Park, legendary avant-metal composer-guitarist Nick Didkovsky, and the muscular, impeccably melodic saxophonist Catherine Sikora, Eris 136199 has been described as “a beautiful noise”, and “ein glorioser Bastard aus Noise und süßer Träumerei.”

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performance diary 10-14-17 (Cheltenham, Copenhagen, Derby, Hamburg, Munich, Newcastle)

Eris 136199: Han-earl Park, Catherine Sikora and Nick Didkovsky (Douglass Street Music Collective, Brooklyn, June 5, 2013). Photo copyright 2013 Scott Friedlander.

Nov-01-2017: Hamburg, Germany
Nov-02-2017: Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov-03-2017: Cheltenham, England
Nov-04-2017: Derby, England
Nov-05-2017: Newcastle, England
Nov-30-2017: Munich, Germany

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Eris 136199 will be on tour and on record thanks to you!

Eris 136199: Kickstarter 2017

You did it! Thank you to all our backers. You have been above and beyond awesome. Pour yourself something nice; you deserve it. Cheers!

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Congratulations! You did it! (Eris 136199: Kickstarter)

Eris 136199: Kickstarter 2017

€2,073 pledged. 103% funded. 47 backers. 3 days to go. To our amazing, wonderful, awe-inspiring backers, thank you so much. To say I am overwhelmed feels almost an understatement.

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Eris 136199: tour and recording (Kickstarter)

Eris 136199: Kickstarter 2017

The two week Kickstarter campaign starts today! Eris 136199 is reuniting for a European tour complete with a second album. All we need is YOU. Interaction with, and within, Eris is an always awesome experience; unique in bringing so many strands of the musically possible together. I’m very excited to be playing again with two of my favorite musicians, avant-rock legend Nick Didkovsky and the powerfully creative improviser Catherine Sikora, and finally bringing this trio to European audiences.

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Eris 136199: Kickstarter launching soon!

Eris 136199: Kickstarter 2017 preview

Get ready to support our European tour! Eris 136199 is taking improvised music on the road, and on record! To be notified when the Kickstarter campaign goes live, sign up to my newsletter: [About the newsletter…] by Han-earl Park, Nick Didkovsky and Catherine Sikora Anomic Aphasia (SLAMCD 559) [details…] Performers: Han-earl Park (guitar), Catherine Sikora […]

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performance diary 09-10-17 (Cheltenham, Copenhagen, Derby, Hamburg, Munich, Newcastle)

Eris 136199: Han-earl Park, Catherine Sikora and Nick Didkovsky (Douglass Street Music Collective, Brooklyn, June 5, 2013). Photo copyright 2013 Scott Friedlander.

Nov-01-2017: Hamburg, Germany
Nov-02-2017: Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov-03-2017: Cheltenham, England
Nov-04-2017: Derby, England
Nov-05-2017: Newcastle, England
Nov-30-2017: Munich, Germany

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This album is brilliant. This album is insane. (reviews: Sirene 1009)

‘Sirene 1009’ (BAF000) with Han-earl Park, Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders and Caroline Pugh (artwork copyright 2017, Han-earl Park)

“Messy”? “scattered”? “manic”? Music that is “aggressive and acerbic and gets in your face and won’t back down”? “Evocative and original” music in which “various elements of rock, free jazz, creative jazz are combined in one composition”? Dave Sumner of Bird is the Worm concludes: “This album is brilliant. This album is insane.”

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Han-earl Park at dotolim, Seoul

Han-earl Park (photo © 2013 Emilio Vavarella)

Monday, June 26, 2017: Han-earl Park, plus Ilan Volkov and Choi Joonyong, and Mario De Vega and Hong Chulki, perform at dotolim, Seoul. Big thanks to Jin Sangtae, mastermind behind dotolim, for setting up this event! What’s special about this gig? It’s been a while since I last performed solo, plus this is, believe it or not, my first performance in Korea. Hope you can make it!

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performance diary 06-13-17 (Seoul, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Cheltenham, Derby, Newcastle)

Han-earl Park (photo © 2013 Emilio Vavarella)

Jun-26-2017: Seoul, Korea
Nov-2017: Hamburg, Germany
Nov-2017: Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov-2017: Cheltenham, England
Nov-2017: Derby, England
Nov-2017: Newcastle, England

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Eris 136199: five years ago today

Nick Didkovsky, Catherine Sikora and Han-earl Park

Five years ago, three musicians, never having previously played together as a trio, performed at ABC No Rio. Subsequently, the ensemble gained a name, played many a gig, and released an album. Fast-forward to the present: we’re in the middle of organizing our European tour (more soon!).

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